Tagged: Epa

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB |Aug. 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB |Aug. 06, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB |June 02, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB |May 01, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

Measure To Create Water And Sewer Board Makes The Ballot

OPB |Feb. 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland voters will decide in May whether or not to transfer power from city water and sewer bureaus to an independent board.

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB |Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

Some Of America's Worst Charities Are Fundraising In Oregon

OPB |Dec. 12, 2013 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Some of the 50 worst charities in America raise funds from Oregonians. Oregon has a new law that encourages residents to avoid these kinds of charities.

Wood Stoves Pose Threat To Public Health

OPB |Oct. 15, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Oregon and six other states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has not adequately limited pollution from wood stoves.

Amanda Marshall's Agenda As U.S. Attorney

July 19, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We'll hear what issues U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall is tackling as Oregon's chief federal prosecutor.

Federal Lawsuit Claims Oregon Violates Americans With Disabilities Act

April 03, 2013 12:20 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Environmental Update

March 25, 2013 12:45 p.m.

We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.

Environmental Update

March 01, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.

Oregon Earthquake Commission Predicts Potential Catastrophe

Feb. 06, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.

The End of the Tsunami Sirens in Tillamook County

Nov. 02, 2012 12:20 p.m.

Tillamook County plans to stop the use of tsunami sirens in favor of other emergency alert tools.

Getting Prepared

Oct. 30, 2012 12:50 p.m.

If an earthquake or a huge storm struck the Pacific Northwest, how would you cope?

What Can Nature Teach us about National Security?

Aug. 07, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Rafe Sagarin argues that the officials at the Pentagon could learn a thing or eight from an unlikely source: the octopus.

Environmental Update

March 26, 2012 9:25 a.m.

We check in with OPB reporter Jessica Robinson about a Supreme Court case regarding two Idaho property owners.

On The Job: Emergency Volunteers

Oct. 10, 2011 9:25 a.m.

In this installment of our On the Job series, we talk with people who volunteer to be emergency responders.

The Big One

April 21, 2010 9 a.m.

Are Northwest people and places ready for the Cascadia subduction earthquake?

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